Manhattan Fire Protection District
Manhattan Fire Protection District

Todd Burke Memorial Scholarship Application Period is Now Open

Public Education Coordinator Jackie O'Hara, February 19

The Manhattan Firefighters Association is proud to announce the application period for the Todd Burke Memorial Scholarship is now open. Todd Burke exemplified the qualities and commitment necessary to impact the future of emergency care. This scholarship is presented each year to help other promising young adults gain an education and impact the future as Todd did. One $500 scholarship will be awarded ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Manhattan Fire Protection District Promotes Steve Malone to Fire Chief

Manhattan Fire Protection District , February 01

MANHATTAN, IL. – The Manhattan Fire Protection District (MFPD) is happy to announce the promotion of Deputy Chief, Steve Malone, as the new Fire Chief.

The announcement of Chief Malone’s promotion was made at the Board of Trustees meeting by Board President, William Moncrief, on Monday, January 21. “I am extremely honored and very excited to have been appointed as the new Fire Chief of Manhattan.” ... (Full Story & Photos)

Child Passenger Safety Requirements as of January, 1, 2019

Office of the Secretary of State Jesse White , January 02

Illinois Child Passenger Protection Act

The Child Passenger Protection Act requires that all children under age 8 be properly secured in an appropriate child safety restraint system. This includes the use of booster seats, which must only be used with a lap/shoulder safety belt. If the back seat of the vehicle is not equipped with lap/shoulder type safety belts, a child weighing more than 40 pounds ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption This Thanksgiving, and Every Day: Buckle Up–Every Trip. Every Time. You’ll Be Grateful You Did

November 22

Thanksgiving marks a happy time in America, when friends and families gather together to celebrate one of the oldest traditions of breaking bread together. The season of thankfulness marks the beginning of the holiday season, as well as the year’s busiest travel weekend. Whether you’re driving across the street or across the country to reach your Thanksgiving feast, it’s imperative to wear your seat ... (Full Story & Photos)

Illinois State Fire Marshal Wants You to Have a Safe Holiday Season!

Teagan Shull, November 20

(SPRINGFIELD) – Thanksgiving is just a few days away and the Office of Illinois State Fire Marshal (OFSM) is offering Illinoisans a few tips on how to reduce the risks of fire in their homes.

“Thanksgiving Day has the highest rate of cooking fires every year,” said Fire Marshal Matt Perez. “Cooking equipment is involved in almost half of all reported home fires each year and is the second leading ... (Full Story & Photos)

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